Updated: May 8
Best Bible Verse to read for the sunrise
Have you ever wondered if there are Bible verses suited just for the Start of a new day? I like to read my Bible early in the morning, and share my favorite verses with my friends, or even through social media. Sharing and highlighting the best Bible verses to read for the sunrise is what this blog post is about.
I'm amazed at how my prayers have changed over the years and how much freer I feel. As a young man in a God-fearing home, my conversations with God started as small talk, but then quickly grew to a more in-depth conversation. Still, there are moments where I have, small talk with God. I know God is there, but my prayers had become flavorless like a steak dinner without the A1 steak sauce. And being stuck at home due to the COVID-19 doesn't help.
Good thing we have the word of God to help us out.
Best Bible Verses to read for the sunrise
For me, mt sunrise is so much better with Jesus. I always look forward to my time with God very early when the sunrises and when it sets. Just me, my Bible, and of course, my coffee. In those quiet moments when everyone is still asleep, I search for the best Bible verses to read for the sunrise. However, of course, not every sunrise is the same.
There some mornings that feel like a wild, mad rush to get to the next urgent item on my to-do list. Others are a blur of ‘what I didn't finish yesterday’ while having regrets for staying up way too late. And on those mornings I feel a tinge of guilt and annoyance. Guilt at feeling like I’ve let God down and annoyance at myself for not managing my time better and making unwise choices. Like hitting the snooze button. lol. Feeling this way isn't healthy or helpful.
When I feel this way, I’m reminded of a few of my favorite verses to read in the morning. Bible verses that have spoken to me in a challenging period of my life. A time when life looked as far from perfect as it could ever be. You know, when the grace of God, just feels too far!
Here's a list of the Best Bible Verses (from the NIV) to read for the Sunrise:
Psalm 5:3 “In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I lay my requests before you and wait expectantly.”
Lamentations 3:22-23 “Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.”
Ephesians 6:11 “Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes.”
Isaiah 50:4 “The Sovereign Lord has given me a well-instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary. He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being instructed. “
Psalm 118:24 “The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad.”
Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Zephaniah 3:17 “The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in his love he will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”
1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”
Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
Matthew 5:16 “In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.”
Psalm 46:1-3 “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.”
Philippians 4:6-8 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.”
There are so many more verses that are great to start your day. However, I'll save them for another time. Thanks for reading and God bless my friends. Stay safe!